Iran today alleged that US vessels threatened three of its warships that were patrolling in international waters off the coast of Florida. Well, it didn't actually, for the simple reason that the above event didn't happen. But what did happen was that Pentagon officials alleged that Iranian warships 'threatened' three US Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, between Iraq and Iran.
As always, all we need to do to understand the arrogance of empire is to reverse the situation: can anyone imagine what the US response would be if Iranian warships were patrolling in international waters off the coast of Florida? The reaction of the Pentagon to today's events is almost as hypocritical- and laughable- as the oft repeated accusation that Iran is 'interfering' in internal Iraqi affairs. Goodness me, no one could ever accuse the US and Britain of doing that, could they?